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What is a JPC probe?

The Opposition has pressed for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the Rafale deal after the Supreme Court dismissed petitions seeking a probe into the purchase of the fighter jets.

What is J&K’s sextortion law?

J&K is the state in the country to have a separate legislation banning sexual exploitation of women.

What is the Mizo National Front?

The MNF came to prominence as a front to get more relief from the devastating floods

What is Witness Protection Scheme?

The Supreme Court approved India's first Witness Protection Scheme, noting that one of the main reasons for witnesses to turn hostile is that they are not accorded appropriate protection by the State.

What is Congo fever?

The Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, commonly known as the Congo fever, is primarily transmitted to human beings from ticks and livestock animals.

What is Sharada Peeth?

Sharada Peeth, considered as a revered shrine for Kashmiri Pandits has been out of bounds for Indian pilgrims since partition.

What is Train 18?

Train 18 is being referred to as a successor to the 30-year-old Shatabdi Express.

What is GSAT-29?

India's latest satellite GSAT-29, which weighs 3,423 kg, was put into orbit by India’s heavy-lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mk III).

What is the Multi-Modal Terminal on River Ganga?

The MMT's are a part of the government's Jal Marg Vikas project (JMVP) that aims to develop the stretch of River Ganga between Varanasi to Haldia (West Bengal) suitable for navigation of large vessels weighing up to 1500-2000 tonnes.

What is the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize?

Seoul Peace Prize 2018: The prize has been awarded to those who have made their mark through contributions to the harmony of mankind, reconciliation between nations and to world peace. 

What is ‘Satta Matka’?

The winner of 'Satta Matka' happens to be the person who guesses the correct number and is thereafter rewarded with a pre-determined amount of money. 'Kalyan and 'Worli' are the two most commonly organised 'Satta Matki' lotteries.

What is Zika virus?

Rajasthan tested 55 positive cases of Zika virus, prompting the state health department to conduct a review meeting and set up medical teams in Shastri Nagar area.